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Program at Glance
Conference dates: July 31, 2012 - August, 02, 2012.  

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Keynote Speaker
Dr. Simon A. Levin

Simon A. Levin received his B.A. from Johns Hopkins University and his Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of Maryland. At Cornell University 1965-1992 , he was Chair of the Section of Ecology and Systematics, and then Director of the Ecosystems Research Center, the Center for Environmental Research and the Program on Theoretical and Computational Biology, as well as Charles A. Alexander Professor of Biological Sciences (1985-1992). Since 1992, he has been at Princeton University where he is currently George M. Moffett Professor of Biology and Director of the Center for BioComplexity. He retains an Adjunct Professorship at Cornell, where he still has many valued colleagues, and is a Distinguished Visiting Professor at UC Irvine. His research interests are in understanding how macroscopic patterns and processes are maintained at the level of ecosystems and the biosphere, in terms of ecological and evolutionary mechanisms that operate primarily at the level of organisms; in infectious diseases; and in the interface between basic and applied ecology. Levin is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, a Member of the National Academy of Sciences and the American Philosophical Society, and a Foreign Member of the Istituto Veneto.

He is a University Fellow of Resources for the Future, a Fellow of the Beijer Institute of Ecological Economics, and a Fellow of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. He Chaired the Governing Council for IIASA for more than five years and is currently Vice-Chair, and co-chairs the Science Board of the Santa Fe Institute. He is also Vice-Chair for Mathematics of the Committee of Concerned Scientists. Levin is a former President of the Ecological Society of America and the Society for Mathematical Biology, and a past Chair of the Board of the Beijer Institute of Ecological Economics. He won the MacArthur Award (1988) and the Distinguished Service Citation (1998) of the Ecological Society of America, the Okubo Award of the Society for Mathematical Biology and the Japanese Society for Theoretical Biology, and the Distinguished Scientist Award of the American Institute for Biological Sciences. He was honored with the Dr. A.H. Heineken Prize for Environmental Sciences by the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (2004) and the Kyoto Prize in Basic Sciences (2005) by the Inamori Foundation. Levin has mentored more than 100 graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, and has published widely.

 August 01, 2012 - Luncheon Speaker

Michele N. Siekerka, Esq.

Assistant Commissioner for Water Resource Management

Department of Environmental Protection
USA

Michele N. Siekerka, Esq. joined the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) in 2010 and has most recently taken on the critical position of Assistant Commissioner for Water Resource Management.  The Department recognizes that a healthy environment and healthy economy go hand in hand; consequently, Siekerka is charged with overseeing the execution of strategies for comprehensive water management including water supply, water quality and water monitoring. This position follows her role as the Departmentís first Assistant Commissioner for Economic Growth and Green Energy (EGGE), now named Sustainability and Green Energy (SAGE). Building on her work with sustainability and green energy, Siekerka brings to the Division of Water

Resource Management a deep understanding of the key roles of green infrastructure, waste minimization and appropriate water reclamation for beneficial reuse. Having served as a steering committee member for the State Strategic Plan, Siekerka is also the Departmentís liaison for the Planís implementation

July 31, 2012 New
 
04:00 PM Registration Open  - Coffee/Tea/Snacks
04:00 PM - 07:00 PM Getting to know each other meet and greet session and networking
7:00 PM Buffet Dinner
   
August 01, 2012  
07:00 AM - 09:00 AM Continental Breakfast / Registration
09:00 AM - 10:00 AM Opening Session
10:00 AM - 10:15 AM Health Break / Coffee/Tea/Snacks and refreshments 
10:15 AM - 12:15 PM Paper Presentations and Sessions
12:15 PM - 01:45 PM Lunch
01:45 PM - 03:45 PM Paper Presentations and Sessions
03:45 PM - 04:00 PM Health Break / Coffee/Tea/Snacks and refreshments 
04:00 PM - 06:30 PM Presentations and Sessions
07:00 PM Formal conference dinner
   
August 02, 2012  
07:00 AM - 09:00 AM Continental Breakfast / Registration
09:00 AM - 10:00 AM Paper Presentations and Sessions
10:00 AM - 10:15 AM Health Break / Coffee/Tea/Snacks and refreshments
10:15 AM - 12:15 PM Paper Presentations and Sessions
12:15 PM - 01:45 PM Lunch
01:45 PM - 03:45 PM Paper Presentations and Sessions
03:45 PM - 04:00 PM Health Break / Coffee/Tea/Snacks and refreshments - 
04:00 PM - 05:30 PM Presentations and Sessions
05:30 PM End
   

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